PAC-Prosody

, by Cécile VIOLLAIN

PAC-Prosody (Aix-Marseille Université) is coordinated by Sophie Herment, Aix-Marseille Université. The project, launched in 2015, is dedicated to the study of the rhythm and intonation of the varieties of English, at the interface with acoustics and syntax, and is designing tools for the semi-automatic annotation of prosody.

Methodology
The core protocol for the PAC-Prosody surveys is the PAC-LVTI one.
Additional tasks for the study of prosody have been conceived and constitute the PAC Prosody extension (which comes in addition to the original protocol):
- a list of sentences to be read (declaratives, questions, emphasis and enumerations)
- a map-task (specifically created for each survey location)
- an image described by the speaker

If you are interested in using the copyrighted PAC protocol and its Prosody extension for your fieldwork, feel free to contact us to enquire about PAC membership.

Members:
Caroline Bouzon, Université de Lille
Sophie Herment, Aix-Marseille Université
Anne Tortel, Aix-Marseille Université
Gabor Turcsan, Aix-Marseille Université
Stephan Wilhelm, Université de Bourgogne

Doctoral students:
Julia Bongiorno, Aix-Marseille Université